In January of 2017, Libratus, an artificial intelligence developed by Carnegie Mellon University, made history by defeating four of the world’s best professional poker players in a marathon 20-day competition. The key take-away from this session was that the AI was able to defeat the humans using “imperfect information”, e.g. it did not know what cards the players had in their hands and whether or not they were bluffing. This has tremendous real world implications for business negotiation, military strategy and cybersecurity.
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